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Company Information:

Company Name:
Radiance Technologies Inc.
Address:
350 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805-1961
Phone:
(256) 489-1742
URL:
EIN:
631204084
DUNS:
31994218
Number of Employees:
410
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,915,432.32 50
SBIR Phase II $24,351,428.93 34
STTR Phase I $324,972.00 3
STTR Phase II $749,942.00 1

Award List:

Vibration Assisted Clam Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The demand for clams is inversely proportional to price. Labor accounts for 50% of the cost to raise clams with harvesting adding 10% to the market price. For the clam industry to realize its full potential, efficient harvesting techniques, that are both non disruptive to the organism and the… More

Gallium Nitride (GaN) Device Technology Enhancements Leading to Advanced T/R Modules for

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,804.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
W.Welman Gebhart, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
"Research, development, and experiment program that designs, develops, and conducts proof of concept demonstration for novel wideband powerline (PLN) technology to be integrated with Gallium Nitride Transmit/Receive (T/R) Module development. This initiativeexploits and extends emerging PLN… More

Enhanced Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
M.Franklin Rose, Vice-President
Abstract:
"In this work, we will build and demonstrate a Spiral-Line Vector Inversion Generatorthat can take electrostatically stored energy and convert it to high power,high frequency electromagnetic energy in essentially a one-component, one-stepprocess. We will develop a theoretical description of the… More

Vibration Assisted Clam Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
During the Phase I effort of the Vibration Assisted Clam Harvesting effort, it was shown that the employment of vibrations for mechanical clam harvesting is environmental sound, economically feasible, less stressing on workers, and addresses pressing industry needs. The overall goal of the Phase II… More

Vibration Assisted Clam Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$279,736.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
During the Phase I effort of the Vibration Assisted Clam Harvesting effort, it was shown that the employment of vibrations for mechanical clam harvesting is environmental sound, economically feasible, less stressing on workers, and addresses pressing industry needs. The overall goal of the Phase II… More

Vector Inversion Power Conditioning for High Energy Propulsion Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Franklin Rose, Vice-President for Research
Abstract:
In this work, we will build and demonstrate a Spiral-line Vector Inversion Generator that can take electrostatically stored energy and convert it to high power, high frequency electromagnetic energy in essentially a one-component, one-step process. We will develop a theoretical description of the… More

RF Enhanced Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
M. Rose, Vice President for Resear
Abstract:
In this Phase II project, we will build and demonstrate a Spiral-Line Vector Inversion Generator that can take electrostatically stored energy and convert it to high power, high frequency electromagnetic energy in essentially a one-component, one-stepprocess in a power range necessary for RF… More

RAMP-CableT for Gallium Nitride Devices Enhancing Radar Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,241.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Welman Gebhart, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Research, development, and experiment program that develops, designs, fabricates, integrates, tests, and demonstrates a novel wideband multi-channel transport cabling technology to be integrated with Gallium Nitride transmit/receive (T/R) Module development. This initiative exploits and extends… More

A Family of Decision-Centric Software Applications for the Future ISR Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$87,904.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Walt Smith, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Military planners and operational decision makers are currently levering the power of information technology to apply force multipliers for shock, action and response to the myriad of threats. However, they have yet to obtain and employ robust, verifiable decision aids and decision support systems… More

DERA - Dielectric Enhanced Resonator Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,928.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Brian McDaniel, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
DERA is a research, development, and experiment program that designs, develops, and conducts proof-of-concept demonstration for novel large Dielectric Resonator Antenna (DERA) Arrays. These large Dielectric Resonator Arrays will have increased efficiency, bandwidth, power handling capability,… More

Advanced Divert and Attitude Control (DACS) system for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$90,157.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dan O. Turner, Missile Systems & Tech. M
Abstract:
Microfabrication technologies have made possible the development of microscale energy conversion and chemical processing systems. Micro-power generators (combustion chamber volume ¿¿ 10-20 mm3), which burn hydrogen or hydrocarbon fuels, have the potential to be more compact and longer-lived… More

Advanced PC Scene Generation Techniques & Hardware Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$96,046.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Tom Florence, Director - Tactical Progr
Abstract:
Commercially available computer and graphics subsystems are achieving performance levels that suggest their applicability to real-time engineering test applications, specifically real-time scene generation. Entry level PC-based scene generation systems have been demonstrated for very basic… More

Hydrazine Leak Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$94,786.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Pete Weiland, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Develop a THAAD active sensor system to detect hydrazine leaks in the Missile Round Pallet (MRP). The sensor system will consist of a small electrochemical based sensor unit, an alarm unit, and a data transmission unit. The sensor will be capable of detecting hydrazine leaks in the MRP at

Dual-Use Simulation Technologies for Advanced Technology Demonstrations in Synthetic Battlespace

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,637.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Bryan Johnson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop dual-use, real-time simulation technologies that leverage Department of Defense (DoD) High Level Architecture (HLA) concepts to enable advanced technology demonstrations to be conducted in a laboratory generated synthetic battlespace. Radiance proposes… More

Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors against Maneuvering Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$95,197.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Harvey Gratt, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of the proposal is to develop and extend to 6-DOF missile-target engagement and dynamic models of the integrated guidance-control and filtering-target-missile state estimation algorithms to achieve the hit-to-kill accuracy against targets performing evasive maneuvers, including… More

DERA - Dielectric Enhanced Resonator Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,913.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Garth Frazier, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Dielectric Enhanced Resonator Antenna (DERA) program helps to meet critical missile defense system needs by employing dielectric resonators as a radiating element in radar antennas. Antennas based on this technology have many advantages over traditional microstrip antennas including: increased… More

Advanced PC Scene Generation Techniques & Hardware Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,665.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ed Peddycoart, Principal Invetsigator
Abstract:
Radiance Technologies proposes to design and implement a PC-based Laser Radar (LADAR) Scene Generation System. The system architecture will support flexible configuration of the computational elements and subchannel rendering elements within a parallel graphics system. The scene generation system… More

Dual-Use Simulation Technologies for Advanced Technology Demonstrations in Synthetic Battlespace

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$741,138.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Bryan Johnson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop dual-use, real-time simulation technologies that leverage Department of Defense (DoD) High Level Architecture (HLA) concepts to enable advanced technology demonstrations to be conducted in a laboratory generated synthetic battlespace. Radiance proposes to… More

Enhanced Lethality Munitions for Army Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$117,927.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Harvey Gratt, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Enhanced lethality munitions are eagerly sought after by the designers of the next generation of smaller, lighter, and cheaper munitions within DoD. A very important issue for the enhancement material is that it be no more massive than the current concepts. In fact, a reduction in mass compared to… More

Agile Maneuvering Smart Projectiles for Enhanced Lethality Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The benefits of guided munitions have been demonstrated during conflicts in recent years. It is now commonplace to see bombs and cruise missiles guide themselves for pinpoint strikes against enemy targets specified by GPS locations. Up to this point, however, self-guidance has been limited to… More

Reactive Materials as Lethality Enhancers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$94,320.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dan Turner, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The phase I objectives are to identify techniques to develop analytical, experimental and computational tools to engineer the structural energetic materials from micro- to nano- scales and compare their performance. This effort includes identification of techniques for synthesis of structural… More

Continuous Hypergolic Monitor Network for Shipboard Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,039.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Vic McCarn, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
As the demand for high performance propellants rises, so does the demand for assurance of overall safety of personnel and equipment in the vicinity of such materials. Liquid propellants such as hypergolic fuels, although hazardous, have successfully been in use for decades. The demand for such… More

Enhanced Lethality Munitions for Army Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,923.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dan Turner, Principal Invetsigator
Abstract:
It is well known that advanced reactive materials (RM) have properties that make them superior to conventional high explosives for certain applications. Among these properties are greater energy release, increased heat production, and extended burn time. Unfortunately, there is currently… More

Agile Maneuvering Smart Projectiles for Enhanced Lethality Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The benefits of guided munitions have been demonstrated during conflicts in recent years. It is now commonplace to see bombs and cruise missiles guide themselves for pinpoint strikes against enemy targets specified by GPS locations. Up to this point, however, self-guidance has been limited to… More

Software for Generating Geometrically and Topologically Accurate Urban Terrain Models Using Implicit Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
THE UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
RI Contact:
Greg Howell
Abstract:
Under this program, Radiance will develop software for generating geometrically and topologically accurate urban terrain models using implicit methods.

Real-time Ladar Scene Rendering and Projection Component Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Tom Florence, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Real-time generation of waveforms to support Laser Radar Scene Generation require the implementation of high bandwidth, low-latency computational capabilities. Life cycle cost constraints dictate the use of commercial components and systems to achieve this objective. Parallel graphics engines… More

Network-Centric Warfare Connectivity for Electronic Attack

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Bryan Johnson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Radiance proposes to develop, upgrade, and enhance the Virtual Combat Laboratory's (VCL) high-fidelity threat models to support the development of network-centric warfare connectivity architectures and technologies for aircraft. In addition, Radiance proposes to upgrade the current network… More

Exo-Atmospheric Seeker Performance Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,071.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
An all-reflective zoom telescope for EKV is proposed to provide a larger field-of-view (FOV) that would shorten search time, enable resolution of objects at longer acquisition ranges, improve on-board discrimination performance, and improve resolution in end game, thereby enhancing aim-point… More

Low Profile Multi-Mode Tamper Detection Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Frederick, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort is to research, develop and demonstrate a prototype of a multi-mode low profile sensor that will detect a wide range of reverse engineering attacks. This will be accomplished by creating a multi-layered sensor architecture into which a myriad of AT Sensors can… More

Low Cost, Strapdown Integrated Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,078.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The cost, mass, and performance of the homing seeker in systems such as THAAD are primarily driven by the requirement for precision target detection, tracking, and imaging for aimpoint selection in the presence of shock and vibration from aerodynamic buffeting and propulsion system operation. These… More

Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Resistant Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Joeseph Frederick, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop and demonstrate a nanoparticle-loaded thin film that can detect and discriminate X-ray and focused ion beam (FIB) radiation for tamper protection. The film can be micro-patterned directly onto electronic packages as an anti-tamper (AT) device. Research… More

Continuous Hypergolic Monitor Network for Shipboard Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$704,591.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Victor McCarn, Princopal Investigator
Abstract:
As the demand for high performance propellants rises, so does the demand for assurance of overall safety of personnel and equipment in the vicinity of such materials. Liquid propellants such as hypergolic fuels, although hazardous, have successfully been in use for decades. The demand for such… More

Power Conditioning for Explosive Pulsed Power for Missiles and Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,909.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
M. F. Rose, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this research and development effort is to create the critical power conditioning elements that are integral to munitions capable of generating electronic kill mechanisms in addition to blast, and impact damage. Inherent in the design of the conditioning elements, is the… More

Activity Behavior Modeling Toolkit (ABMT) for Non-Traditional OPFOR (Opposing Forces)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Colin Morrow, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this effort, proposed by Radiance Technologies, Inc. and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), is to investigate and design new behavioral models, methodologies, and techniques to identify unique behavior signatures of non-traditional transnational Opposing Forces… More

Low Cost, Strapdown Integrated Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The cost, mass, and performance of the homing seeker in systems such as THAAD are primarily driven by the requirement for precision target detection, tracking, and imaging for aimpoint selection in the presence of shock and vibration from aerodynamic buffeting and propulsion system operation. … More

Network-Centric Warfare Connectivity for Electronic Attack

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Bryan Johnson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II SBIR effort is to develop simulation tools for rapidly evolving, integrating, and demonstrating network-centric warfare connectivity technologies for electronic attack in a collaborative, capability-based battlespace. This effort aims to upgrade and develop simulation tools… More

Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Resistant Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Frederick, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Proof of concept of a thin transparent polymer film that is responsive to FIB and x-ray radiation has been demonstrated in Phase I. The objective of this Phase II research project is to continue the development of this thin film scintillator material to improve its performance, apply it to selected… More

Low Profile Multi-Mode Tamper Detection Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Frederick, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A multi-layered approach to tamper detection is emerging that consists of two complementary sensor technologies: micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) vibrational sensors to detect acoustic and grinding threats, and a nanoparticle-doped thin film sensor that is responsive to x-ray and focused ion… More

Real-time Ladar Scene Rendering and Projection Component Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Tom Florence, Project Manager
Abstract:
Missile defense testing activities will require the capability to perform sensor test, evaluation, and characterization of various Laser Radar sensor classes in a HWIL environment. This effort demonstrates the use of COTS computational equipment to satisfy the rigorous real-time requirements of… More

Software for Generating Geometrically and Topologically Accurate Urban Terrain Models Using Implicit Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
RI Contact:
Greg Howell
Abstract:
Currently, the terrain models in most widespread use consist of surfaces represented explicitly as planar triangular facets connected in a continuous manner with each other (triangular irregular networks or TINs). Generally, these models are "terrain skins," that is, representations of height as a… More

Innovative Micro Air Vehicles & Control Techniques for Urban Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) will provide an important capability for both military and civilian uses, including reconnaissance, target identification, search and rescue, and bomb damage indication. The development of effective MAVs for these missions will require the production of a real-time… More

Micro Munition Adaptive Structure Flight Control Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) provide an important military and civilian capability to very rapidly deploy an aerial platform for surveillance and observation with minimal resources (i.e. single operator). As a surveillance platform they can be used for reconnaissance, target identification,… More

Multi-Sensor Tracking and Fusion for Space Radar Application

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Homsley, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
A constellation of Space Radar (SR) sensors provides the capability to track surface moving targets to a high degree of accuracy. The incorporation of target characterization information from High Range Resolution (HRR) and Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) modes into tracking and fusion (TAF)… More

Distributed Aperture Radar Signal Processing Algorithms, Waveforms, and Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,897.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Welstead, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Missile defense radars have traditionally consisted of large aperture ground-based arrays. These large aperture radars are expensive to build and not easily transportable. An alternative approach is the use of distributed aperture systems collectively acting as a single sensor. These systems use a… More

Low Power Electronics and Energy Harvesting for Anti-tamper Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Joe Frederick, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed research will couple an energy harvester device with an energy storage device, to provide onboard power for anti-tamper sensors that operate unattended over extended periods of time. The proposed concept consists of arrays of micro-cantilever beams that are fabricated from… More

Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Volume Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,713.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Frederick, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Radiance Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop the conceptual framework, fabricate and demonstrate an innovative low-profile, multi-mode anti-tamper (AT) volume protection sensor suite that meets MDA requirements for portability and reusability. This program will leverage two technologies… More

Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Volume Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$949,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Joe Frederick, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Radiance Technologies proposes to perform advanced development, fabrication and demonstration an innovative low-profile, multi-layered anti-tamper (AT) volume protection "detect and react" sensor suite prototype that meets MDA requirements for portability

Assessment of Reballing Methods for Ball Grid Array (BGA) Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Clay Voyles, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Radiance Technologies, Inc., in collaboration with Rosebud Electronics Integration Corporation (REIC) and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology proposes the following research program to demonstrate the reliability of lead-free ball grid array (

Innovative Micro Air Vehicles & Control Techniques for Urban Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,834.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) will provide an important capability for both military and civilian uses, including reconnaissance, target identification, search and rescue, and bomb damage indication. The development of effective MAVs for these missions will require the production of a real-time… More

Micro Munition Adaptive Structure Flight Control Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,946.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV) provide an important military and civilian capability to very rapidly deploy an aerial platform for surveillance and observation with minimal resources (i.e. single operator). As a surveillance platform they can be used for reconnaissance, target identification, assessing… More

Safety Technologies for Liquid Hypergolic Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Vic McCarn, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Hypergolic fuels are the propellant of choice for high performance missile systems. As the demand for them increases, so does the need for assuring the safety of personnel and equipment in their vicinity. These fuels tend to be corrosive, toxic, and present fire hazards if leaks occur. The… More

50- 100 Watt Wind Energy Harvesting in Light Tacti

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,978.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Enrique A. Medina, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Radiance Technologies, a small business with extensive experience in providing solutions to the U.S. military, proposes to develop and commercialize a wind turbine system (WTS) that generates 100W at 12mph winds for mobile tactical applications. Radiance's WTS will be able to be deployed for wind… More

AT Power Solutions Capacitive Fabric

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Tom Roberson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The United States has invested hundreds of billions of dollars to acquire the most technologically advanced military in history to provide its soldiers with a battlefield advantage. The protection of these sophisticated weapons systems and their electronics is critical for the continued maintenance… More

Portable Medical Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Chad Williams, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal describes a plan for developing a very small, light-weight, solid-state voice recorder suitable for helping provide improved medical support to injured persons upon playback by subsequent support personnel by providing clear records in the presence of loud background noises. The… More

Activity Behavior Modeling Toolkit (ABMT) for Non-Traditional OPFOR (Opposing Forces)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$721,463.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Colin Morrow, Program Manager
Abstract:
The objective of this effort, proposed by Radiance Technologies, Inc. is to investigate and design new behavioral models, methodologies, and techniques to identify unique behavior signatures of non-traditional transnational OPFOR to assist in predicting OPFOR COAs. This effort falls into the realm… More

Multimodal Synthetic Aperture Radar (MM-SAR) Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike Smith, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This topic will address the need to increase the image analyst''''s ability to compare SAR images of a common scene taken at different times, also known as change detection. Within this study pixel level (coherent) and aggregate level (non-coherent) change detection methods will define two… More

GEOINT Open Source Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Strange, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The principle goals of this proposed activity, GEOINT Open Source Tool (GOST), are to research and demonstrate innovative exploitation and analysis processes and tools associated with the efficient integration of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) into Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) products.… More

Power Conditioning for Explosive Pulsed Power for Missiles and Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$708,936.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Rose, Principle Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this research and development effort is to create the critical power conditioning elements that are integral to munitions capable of generating electronic kill mechanisms in addition to blast, and impact damage. Inherent in the design of

AT Power Solutions Capacitive Fabric

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,718.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Heath Berry, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The MDA Director issued a directive necessitating the protection of Critical Program Information (CPI) from unintentional transfer and the policy for the implementation of anti-tamper (AT) technology on MDA acquisition and associated technology programs. AT technology consists of engineering… More

Multimodal Synthetic Aperture Radar (MM-SAR) Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,970.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mike Smith, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-3831
Abstract:
SAR Analyst production efficiency and proficiency can be increased through the application of attention focusing filters which draw attention to targets and changes. The attention focusing filters will be created using a cognitive systems engineering approach to the current issues that analysts… More

GEOINT Open Source Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,188,713.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dan Anderson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The threats to U.S. national security are rapidly changing and geographically diffuse. It is a fact of life that intelligence analysts are often forced to shift rapidly from one topic to the next. Increasingly, Intelligence Community professionals need to quickly assimilate social, economic, and… More

Safety Technologies for Liquid Hypergolic Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Vic McCarn, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Hypergolic fuels are the propellant of choice for high performance missile systems. As the demand for them increases, so does the need for assuring the safety of personnel and equipment in their vicinity. These fuels tend to be corrosive, toxic, and present fire hazards if leaks occur. The… More

Ultra Compact Energy Efficient High Voltage Switches for Switching Very Small Energy Stores

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,676.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Rose, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Radiance proposes to create a low loss critical power conditioning element, a miniature switch, which is integral to munitions capable of generating electronic kill mechanisms in addition to blast and impact damage. Inherent in the switch is the requirement that they must be capable of sustaining… More

Energy Conservation and Sustainability, Technologies for Propellant Conservation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William C. West, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
The University of Southern Mississippi
RI Contact:
Denis Wiesenburg
Abstract:
NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) is one of the largest consumers of gaseous helium in the world through its engine testing operations. Because helium is a nonrenewable resource, it is desirable to conserve the gas when possible. For safety purposes, helium is used to purge an engine following a test… More

Sensor Fusion Dynamic Scenario Descriptor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,929.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kathy Byrd, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-8775
Abstract:
Radiance proposes to design, implement and test multi-sensor (RF/IR/Vis) multi-platform data fusion algorithms, advancing the state of the art in Rao-Blackwellised Particle Filter (RBPF) algorithms in a dynamic Bayesian network framework. Our innovations provide a multi-sensor (RF/IR/Vis),… More

Anti-Reverse Engineering (RE) Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Heath Berry, Principal Investigator – (318) 237-3211
Abstract:
Billions of dollars have been invested by the United States to acquire the most technologically advanced military hardware in history, and thereby provide battlefield advantages to military personnel. Protection of our sophisticated weapons systems and their components is critical for the continued… More

Ultra Compact Energy Efficient High Voltage Switches for Switching Very Small Energy Stores

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$515,804.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Frank Rose, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-3642
Abstract:
The work described herein is designed to take the two unique switch technologies invented in Phase I to the technology level necessary for manufacturing to customer"s specifications. The single-shot explosive driven dielectric puncture switch employs a unique electrically initiated explosive… More

Virtual Shooter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,921.32
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The Phase I project seeks to develop a design basis for a firearm testing device which will provide a "virtual shooter" for the operation and measurement of handgun and ammunition performance. The reactions of real human shooters will be measured as a function of the specific firing action results… More

Detection of Hostile Fire from the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tom Florence, Project Mgr./Principal Investigor – (256) 426-3064
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Mid-band, fast framing focal plane arrays have been demonstrated to provide military utility for hostile fire detection, classification, and geolocation. This class of systems has been demonstrated to perform in this role at altitudes up to 10,000 ft for a broad class of threat systems… More

Cognitive Measures and Models for Persistent Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Solomon Gibbs, Principal Investigator – (614) 327-2514
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) is a rapidly developing sensing modality characterized by the collection of Electro-Optical or Infra-Red (EO/IR) images with very large spatial extents. Exploitation of this motion image data is challenging due to the size of the geographic area covered by… More

Innovative Rugged High Power RF Sources for Compact RF Warheads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,533.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Zac Shotts, Principal Investigator – (334) 887-0806
Abstract:
This work describes an innovative approach to the development of a"frozen wave RF source"with only one active component an ultrafast spark switch. This technique represents a major improvement over existing state of the art by eliminating the need for multiple light activated custom solid… More

Multi-Pulse Single Shot Explosive Power Supplies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,534.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Zack Roberts, Principal Investigator – (334) 887-0806
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to explore methods for generating multiple high-power electrical pulses using a single-shot, explosive-driven power supply. The development of new types of warheads and munitions requires the development of new types of power supplies due both to volume constraints… More

Pulse Power and Energy Sources for High Power Microwave and High Power Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Zac Shotts, Principal Investigator – (334) 887-0806
Abstract:
This work describes an innovative approach to developing a pulsed electrical system that can function over a wide range of environmental conditions. Techniques are developed for system scaling over a wide range of sizes. The power systems are self-contained, with long shelf life and designed to… More

Air-to-Air Targeting Algorithms for Turreted Gun Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal investigator – (256) 489-8963
Abstract:
Continuing development of airborne threats has increased risk for military rotorcraft. Development of air to air targeting algorithms for a stabilized turreted gun systems has not kept pace with technology and improvements are needed to be effective against aerial systems. Military helicopters use… More

Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Volume Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,986.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Joe Frederick, Principal Investigator – (937) 320-0966
Abstract:
Radiance Technologies proposes to perform advanced development, fabrication and demonstration an innovative low-profile, multi-layered anti-tamper (AT) volume protection"detect and react"sensor suite prototype that meets MDA requirements for portability and reusability. It utilizes… More

AT Power Solutions Capacitive Fabric

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,980.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Heath Berry, Principal Investigator – (318) 237-3211
Abstract:
The MDA Director issued a directive necessitating the protection of Critical Program Information (CPI) from unintentional transfer and the policy for the implementation of anti-tamper (AT) technology on MDA acquisition and associated technology programs. AT technology consists of engineering… More

Nanostructured Composite Sensors for Multiscale RE Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$740,862.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Heath Berry, Principal Investigator – (318) 237-3211
Abstract:
Billions of dollars have been invested by the United State to acquire the most technologically advanced military hardware in history, and, thereby provide battlefield advantages to military personnel. Protection of our sophisticated weapons systems and their components is critical for the continued… More

Virtual Shooter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,708.93
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Clifford E. McLain – (703) 562-0631
Abstract:
The Phase II Virtual Shooter project objective is the design, development, fabrication, assembly, and test of a 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF) device which will fully simulate the recoil reactions of a wide range of human shooters, hand guns, and ammunition types. This program is based on the work… More

Smart Sensing for Integrated Low Power Radiological Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,991.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Heath Berry, Director of Research – (318) 237-3211
Abstract:
Billions of dollars have been invested by the United State to acquire the most technologically advanced military hardware in history, and, thereby provide battlefield advantages to military personnel. Protection of our sophisticated weapons systems and their components is critical for the continued… More

Multi-Spectral Scene Generator Upgrade

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$981,012.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
P. P. Altice, Project Manager/PI – (256) 489-8970
Abstract:
Abstract: Radiance Technologies will develop a Multi-Spectrum Scene Generator (MSSG) to support the testing requirements of current sensing technologies under development by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This MSSG will minimize the real-time computational requirements and reduce the nodal data… More

Sensor Fusion Dynamic Scenario Descriptor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,600.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kathy Byrd, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-8557
Abstract:
For Phase II, Radiance proposes to advance our design, implementation and testing of multi-sensor (RF/IR/Vis), multi-platform data fusion algorithms, advancing the state-of-the-art in Rao-Blackwellised Particle Filters in a dynamic Bayesian network framework. This effort supports the development of… More

MEMS Based Solutions for an Integrated and Miniaturized Multi-Spectrum Energy Harvesting and Conservation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$125,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Heath A. Berry, Director of R&D
Research Institution:
Louisiana Tech University
RI Contact:
Daniel Reneau
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop three unique energy harvesting technologies utilizing our existing research strengths that will be of interest and utility to NASA applications and environmental conditions. By developing multiple technologies, NASA will be able to harvest energy from… More

Tactical Power Plant Multi-Generator Intelligent Power Management Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,996.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Freeman, Principal Investigator – (334) 246-2871
Abstract:
"Diesel generators provide the majority of power generation in forward operating areas, frequently operating inefficiently and requiring excessive maintenance."Right size"generator operation, energy storage, renewable energy inputs, and intelligent power management strategies can… More

Detection of Hostile Fire from the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$740,001.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tom Florence, Program Manager – (256) 426-3064
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Recent technical demonstrations in hostile fire sensing and classification have highlighted the use of costly cryogenically-cooled electro-optical sensors. While capable, these types of sensors come with a higher initial purchase price as well as high life cycle costs per platform. This… More

Safety Technologies for Liquid Hypergolic Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,931.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Vic McCarn, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-3942
Abstract:
In process for public release

Innovative Rugged High Power RF Sources for Compact RF Warheads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$327,155.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Zac Shotts, Principal Investigator – (334) 246-2869
Abstract:
This work describes an innovative approach to producing high power RF suitable for use in Directed Energy Weapons, based on a"Frozen Wave Generator"as the RF converter. This technique represents a major improvement over existing state of the art by eliminating the need for multiple light… More

Air-to-Air Targeting Algorithms for Turreted Gun Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$534,751.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Thies, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-8963
Abstract:
Continuing development of airborne threats has increased risk for military rotorcraft. Development of air to air targeting algorithms for a stabilized turreted gun systems has not kept pace with technology and improvements are needed to be effective against aerial systems. Military helicopters use… More

TRIPCORE Pre Fab Detection Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Heath Berry, Principal Investigator – (318) 237-3211
Abstract:
Due to the growing complexity of System-on-Chip (SoC) designs, system designers utilize third-party Semiconductor Intellectual Property Cores in order to speed up design time and gain advanced capabilities without requiring the additional overhead of in-depth research. In conjunction with these more… More